2017.05.15

News Headlines - 15 May 2017

Venezuela replaces health minister after data shows crisis worsening | Reuters

President Nicolas Maduro has abruptly dismissed Venezuela's health minister days after the government broke a nearly two-year silence on data that showed the country's medical crisis significantly worsening.

Zika virus: Brazil says emergency is over - BBC News

Brazil has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus after a sharp decrease in cases.
The number of cases dropped 95% between January and April, compared to the same period a year ago, officials said.

The MP3 Is Officially Dead, According To Its Creators : NPR

But now, 22 years later, the MP3 truly is dead, according to the people who invented it. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, a division of the state-funded German research institution that bankrolled the MP3's development in the late '80s, recently announced that its "licensing program for certain MP3 related patents and software of Technicolor and Fraunhofer IIS has been terminated."

'Moors murderer' Ian Brady, reviled child-killer, dies at 79 | Fox News

Ian Brady, a killer of five children whose role in the 1960s "Moors Murders" made him one of Britain's most reviled people, has died. He was 79.

Viewers in uproar at new McDonald's bereavement advert | Daily Mail Online

The advert, made by London agency Leo Burnett, follows a teenage boy on a walk with his mother as she fondly reminisces about his father, with the boy negatively comparing himself to the man he hardly knew.
It's only at the end that he finds a connection to his late dad when he tucks into a Filet-O-Fish at a branch of McDonald's as it's revealed that the fish burger was his father's favourite too.


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